SEMAP Training for PHA Staff

This series of self-paced training videos is intended for Public Housing Agency (PHA) staff. The training provides an overview of Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) and key information to help PHAs effectively manage their Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program for SEMAP success. Having a solid understanding of SEMAP and HUD’s expectations for the HCV program will help the staff understand their goals and develop the strategies to achieve SEMAP High Performer status.

Module 1: Introduction

This module introduces the purpose of SEMAP and HUD's expectations for the HCV program to help PHAs understand goals and develop the strategies to achieve SEMAP High Performer status.

Module 2: Overview of SEMAP Indicators

This module reviews each of the SEMAP indicators in more detail.

Module 3: Intake and Eligibility

This module provides a closer look at indicators 1 and 13 which are related to managing intake.

Module 4: Leasing

This module focuses on indicators related to managing leasing, including indicators 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 13, and 15.

Module 5: Housing Quality Standards, Special Purpose Vouchers, Voucher Management System and Modules Summary

This module continues the discussion of each indicator in greater depth and provides information related to Voucher Management System (VMS) and SEMAP submission. The module also reviews key takeaways from the full training.